Wednesday, February 13, 2013
9:00am-9:00pm – Race Headquarters opens at the Holiday Inn. Headquarters will be open to the public every day from 9am until 9pm. Displays, Information, merchandise, souvenirs, videos.
Silent Auction hours are Wednesday, 2/13 from 9am to 9pm closing at noon on Sun 2/17. Winners to be notified immediately following auction closing.
Headquarters phone # is 225-9170.
Headquarters communication center will be open 24 hours Fri. 2/15 through Sunday 2/17.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
6:00pm – Pre-race Banquet and Bib Draw at Holiday Inn. Watch to see who is first out of the chute for both races. Tickets available at Headquarters.
The musher banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn at 6:00pm and is open to the public. Mushers are required to attend as their bib numbers will be handed out. (This is the order mushers will leave the chute). All musher’s receive one banquet ticket with registration. Additional tickets will be available at the door, or can be purchased in the merchandise room at the Holiday Inn. Come join us to see who is first out of the chute for both races.
9:00am - Vet check for all teams at Riverside Auto parking lot. Don’t miss seeing the real athletes of this race receive a pre-race exam by race veterinarians.
10:00am-2:00pm – U.P. 200 Musher’s Brunch, Downtown
Marquette Commons (sponsored by The Mining Journal)
Noon – 2 ?pm – Midnight Run Chili Fest, Public Service Garage
(sponsored by Public Service Garage and Wendy’s)
4:00pm-7:00pm – UP Children’s Museum-UP 200 Family Warm Up Party
6:15pm – Opening Ceremony for the 24th running of the UP200/Midnight Run. Come join Walt Lindala and Frida Waara in welcoming our sponsors, representatives and spectators to the Race and join the Marine Corps League Color Guard display our flag with pride.
Both races start in downtown Marquette in front of The Mining Journal.
9:00pm – Midnight Run START
12:30am (approximately) – UP 200 Mushers start arriving at the Cherrywood Lodge in Wetmore for a layover. Wetmore is our only unassisted checkpoint. This is a unique opportunity to see Mushers tend to their dogs by themselves. Cherrywood Lodge is 3 miles East of Munising on M-28.
Saturday, February 16
9:30am – Jack Pine 30 Race begins in Gwinn at Larry’s Family Foods. Jack Pine 30 Sled Dog Race start and finish in Gwinn, Michigan. With the traditional start at Larry’s Family Foods. New this year is the Gwinn finish line which will be at the First Baptist Church of Gwinn, located on North Billings Street.
Mushers will head north from Gwinn and travel the usual race course along M553 onto the plains. After crossing the railroad at Sands Station, mushers will enjoy a wilderness trail that loops around the Sands Plains and routes them back through Sands Station on the return trail to Gwinn for the finish.
8:30am (approximately) – Cheer on the Midnight Run Mushers as they cross the Finish Line across from Mather Grade School in Munising
11:00am – Kiwanis Kiddie Mutt Race at the Commons Downtown Marquette. Bring your dog to see if he or she could qualify as a “sled dog.”
All Day in Grand Marais – The UP 200 Mushers will be arriving at the Grand Marais checkpoint in the morning and early afternoon. They will use their mandatory layover time and begin the return trip to Wetmore, departing in the afternoon. This is a great place to see the UP 200 teams up close. Visitors can stroll through the lot and take photographs. Breakfast in the morning. Bake sale, lunch all day, Grand Marais Silent Auction from 10:00am – 5:00pm, Massages by the minute 11:00am – 3:00pm and UP200 merchandise on sale all day.
4:00pm – Midnight Run Awards Banquet at Sydney’s Restaurant in Munising at 4pm and is open to the public. Tickets will be available at the door, or can be purchased at the merchandise room at the Holiday Inn. ( Midnight Run musher’s will have received one ticket with their registration).
Sunday, February 17
12:00pm – 3:00pm – Come see the UP 200 Mushers finish at the lower harbor in Marquette.
Silent Auction will be ending at the Holiday Inn at noon. Winners will be notified immediately after.
Monday, February 18
The UP200 awards breakfast will be held at the Holiday Inn at 8am and is also open to the public. UP200 mushers will receive one ticket. Additional tickets will be available at the door, or can be purchased in the merchandise room at the Holiday Inn.
906-228-3072 (Pat Torreano) or 906-869-2640 (Pam Forsberg)
PO Box 15 • Marquette, Michigan
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